CRCF Funds Rapid Infuser Warmer for ED at UPMC Chautauqua WCA

CRCF Funds Rapid Infuser Warmer for ED at UPMC Chautauqua WCA

The Chautauqua Regional Community Foundation supported the need of a Rapid Infuser Warmer for the emergency department at UPMC Chautauqua WCA through the Lillian Brink Fund and a Fund for the Region grant totaling $8,000.

When lives are at stake from significant blood loss due to trauma or major surgery, the Rapid Infusion Warmer provides a rapid flow of normothermic blood and I.V. fluids. Even a small drop in body temperature can be detrimental–delaying recovery or allowing infection to set in. This equipment allows UPMC Chautauqua WCA’s highly qualified staff to be able to save lives quicker.

The goal of the state-of-the-art Emergency Department is to deliver the best emergency experience possible in the shortest period of time. Every consideration was given to create a calming environment as well as providing the technology and space that our emergency team needs to work efficiently and effectively. The new Emergency Department provides comfortable, first-class accommodations for patients and families from the front door to the bedside. Not only will patients and their families experience a new state-of-the-art facility, but they will benefit from improved patient experience of care and communications.

The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation is a nonprofit, community corporation that serves the charitable purpose of benefiting the people of the community it serves. It was created by and for the people of the Chautauqua region to help donors make a positive impact on their community by establishing a “bridge” between the donor and charitable activities.

If you have additional questions on how to support UPMC Chautauqua WCA’s Emergency Department, please call 716.664.8423 or email Megan Barone, director of development at

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